Big-Time Shakespeare and the Joker in the Pack: The Intrusive Author in Martin Amis's Money
Duggan, Robert, Journal of Narrative Theory
Martin Amis's 1984 novel Money is part of that select albeit growing genre, the novel of authorial intrusion. Works including John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969), Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions (1973), and Alasdair Gray's Lanark (1981) have helped to create the postmodern set piece where a novel's author takes to the stage of the narrative and plays a role in the events described. John Self, Money's repellent and long-suffering protagonist, employs "Martin Amis" as a scriptwriter for his new film, but it is Self who is being "written" and whose status and wealth are being taken from him. It is over a game of chess against the scriptwriter near the close of the novel …
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Publication information: Article title: Big-Time Shakespeare and the Joker in the Pack: The Intrusive Author in Martin Amis's Money. Contributors: Duggan, Robert - Author. Journal title: Journal of Narrative Theory. Volume: 39. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2009. Page number: 86+. © 2008 Eastern Michigan University, Department of English Language and Literature. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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